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sunshine will return coming up in a few minutes. the first wave of weather blew in just as the morning commute was getting under way and this was the result on some bay area freeways. this fender-bender on highway 87 in san jose clogged traffic for miles. at least three vehicles were involved but no indication of any serious injuries. in santa clara county, no accidents but plenty of warnings and treacherous conditions heading into the mountains on highway 17. this is a shot of the roadway heading towards santa cruz and scotts valley. you can see how much water was on the road. and in alameda county, the commute over the bay bridge this morning wasn't much better. here's some video our photographer took heading into san francisco. lots of rain and a few brake lights. the storm still causing trouble on the roads. cbs 5 reporter da lin along the coast where flooding has shut down a stretch of the great highway. da. >> reporter: that's right. the great highway shut down in both directions. it has been shut down since
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this morning. and take a look. while that is part of the reason you can see there a lot of stranding water on the road, also take a look at the traffic signal pole there. it is buried in sand 7 feet deep because of the high winds blowing the beach sand over on to the roadway. a combination of heavy downpours and high winds flooded streets and knocked out power around the bay area this morning. >> it was pouring down rain. >> reporter: high winds brought down this large tree limb in saratoga. pg&e officials say this 28-foot section shut down traffic on thelma avenue and knocked out power to about 200 homes in the neighborhood. pg&e crews hope to have the electricity here restored b 7:00. 7 outages darkened 1200 homes and businesses. >> we are the first to get the
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wind off the ocean. so usually it's more gusty than what you get maybe over the hill or even in san francisco. we are like the front line as far as that is concerned. >> reporter: some small business owners had no choice but to shut down their stores in pacifica. >> hardware is all rusted and wind blowing made it move around so it broke clear and hanging by a tap and slapped the wire together which knocked out power. >> reporter: pg&e fixed the problems and pacifica got its power back around 1:00. in san francisco, heavy rain forced the department of public works to shut down a stretch of the great highway. large pools of water made it dangerous for drivers to navigate the roadway. there was more than a foot of water in the deepest part of this flooded intersection. san francisco city officials say they don't know when they can reason the great highway. they believe this roadway will be shut down for at least another day. i talked to pg&e. they tell me that right now in
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the bay area, about 670 customers are still without power. live here in san francisco, i'm da lin, cbs 5. and tonight they are still feeling the effects of the storm this morning at sfo. delays of up to three hours are now down to about 2.5 hours. dozens of arrivals and departures were canceled this morning. no problems in san jose and oakland. and tonight, many people are still preparing for the storms yet to come. cbs 5's roberta gonzales is in concord where they are handing out stand bags. >> reporter: many communities in the bay area are offering free sandbags to residents and businesses. so i went ahead to the eastern portion of our bay area where pleasanton we have san ramon, walnut creek, clayton and martinez and concord all offering free sandbags. the department of public works, a representative is here to tell us about the program. how does it work, justin? >> the station is here
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available to residents 24 hours a day 7 days a week which is new for us n prior years the station was only available monday through friday. >> reporter: how does it work as far as filling up the bags? >> well, as you can see you can either come with a partner or do it yourself. there's a 25-bag limit for residents and business here in the city. >> do you have any areas prone to flooding in concord? we have two major storms coming in between thursday and sunday. >> yeah, we have some areas in northern concord near the naval weapons station property that there is some flooding from time to time with heavy rains. >> reporter: all right. so i know you have a lot of preparations to do cleaning out some gutters. thank you for your time this evening. and again we are here in concord but you can check with your own chamber of commerce about free sandbagging for residents and businesses. reporting from concord, roberta gonzales, cbs 5. much more on our stormy weather coming up including the typing of the next round of
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rain and this reminder, you can use our live hi-def doppler on our website to zero in on your neighborhood. we also have a list of places where you can pick up sandbags. just go to our website, and click on weather. new at 5:00 we are getting our first look at a smash-and- grab robbery that happened at a south bay jewelry store. security cameras were rolling as two men armed with semi- automatic weapons burst into a jewelry store in los gatos. they held employees at gunpoint and then look at them go to work. one used a hammer to smash glass display cases and then they filled a bag with jewelry, police say the theft was well planned. the suspects apparently made use of two getaway cars. >> two women saved from a burning rv in san jose have an alert passerby to thank. the man was walking on santiago avenue this morning when he spotted smoke coming from the camper and heard screams from inside. he was able to pry open the door and pull the women to safety. investigators think an unattended candle may have
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started the fire as the women were asleep. >> it's just one of those things during the holidays and around the cold time that we burn candles and have heaters on and, you know, you have to be really aware of making sure we're awake and only having those things on we're able to tend to them. >> both women suffered minor injuries. one treated for burns to her hands, the other for smoke inhalation. and checking other bay area headlines a freak accident snarled traffic on 880 in san leandro this afternoon. a big rig carrying recycled cars dropped part of its load on the freeway near marina boulevard. a driver smashed into one of the cars that fell off the truck. traffic was backed up for a couple of miles. no one was injured. and san francisco police are still searching for a wanted man who hit one of their patrol cars during a pursuit. the chase started this afternoon when an officer spotted the driver near monterey and genesee. he got away after hitting a
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cruiser. the officer was not hurt. the suspect car was found abandoned in the outer mission area. police say he is wanted on gang- related charges. for the first time, we are getting a look at a teenager accused in a deadly crime spree in san jose. cbs 5 reporter len ramirez was in court as the 15-year-old heard the charges against him. reporter: adonis muldrow would be a sophomore in high school but necessary lockup and may be -- but he is in lockup and may be for a long time the second two of suspects to be arrested in a san jose crime spree of armed robbery and murder being tried as an adult even though he is not yet old enough to legally drive. >> under welfare and institution code section 707b, anybody 14 years or older who is charged with a crime that faces life in prison or who personally uses a firearm during the commission of the offense can be filed on as an adult. >> reporter: muldrow and his alleged crime partner 26-year- old jonathan wilbanks are accused of robbing 4 san jose
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businesses at gunpoint then killing 22-year-old robbery parkpettiford while trying to steal his car in the parking lot of a west san jose seven level, the 22-year-old rory parkpettiford. they are also accused about trying to kill a san jose cop who pulled them over by shooting at the patrol car injuring him with fly debris but not hitting him with bullets. police worked around the clock for a week tracking down muldrow down to an apartment in concord where he was arrested. >> you're talking a crime spree of epic proportions. the d.a. had no choice but to treat him as an adult. >> reporter: the legal analyst says defense attorneys will likely focus on the relationship between the two defendants. how long had they known each other? >> what influence if any did the adult have on this 15-year- old? how does a 15-year-old start off his crime spree in such a way? >> reporter: both muldrow and wilbanks are due in court in december enter their pleas. the countdown clock ticks closer to a painful plunge off
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the "fiscal cliff." >> when the american people speak loudly enough, lo and behold congress listens. >> how the president is turning up the heat for a deal with lawmakers. >> gusty winds this morning 41 miles per hour in san francisco 35 miles per hour in oakland. next when the heavy rain will arrive and when it's going to move out. >> and a chemical flame retardant too toxic for kids' clothes. how children and adults are still being exposed in their own homes. ,, ,,,,,,
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fiscal cliff. but in washington today, signs of e movement amo just over a month the country to go over the "fiscal cliff" but in washington today signs of some movement among lawmakers. cbs reporter danielle nottingham on how the president is holding their feet to the fire. reporter: president obama is enlisting middle class americans to pressure congress to back away from the "fiscal cliff." >> when the american people speak loudly enough, lo and behold congress listens. >> reporter: he will take his
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case on the road friday and is asking the public to join a twitter campaign calling on lawmakers to renew tax cuts for families making less than $250,000 a year without delay. >> campaign for his position i did it we understand it but at the end of the day he has to lead on this issue. >> reporter: while congressional leaders meet behind closed doors, some of the biggest names in corporate america are here on capitol hill meeting with lawmakers pushing for solutions. former tennessee governor told lawmakers everything needs to be on the table. >> i do think there's a broad recognition that it has to be both revenues and serious work on entitlements to make it happen. >> reporter: taxes are still the main sticking point. while president obama wants tax cuts to expire for the most wealthy americans, most americans don't. one told his gop colleagues to sign off on the middle class tax cut extension.
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the house speaker isn't budging. >> it will hurt small businesses and our economy. it's why it's not the right approach. >> reporter: obama administration officials will look for some middle ground in separate meetings with boehner and other congressional leaders on capitol hill thursday. danielle nottingham, cbs 5, washington. it was too toxic for clothing but not too dangerous for furniture. >> but chemicals in our furniture and our baby products, the epa does not have the authority to regulate them and they end up in our bodies. >> how a california law is contributing to the problem. a 3,000-mile tribute to a life lost much too young. the message friends want people hear as they run coast to coast. ,,
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now, you're probably sittinn a pound of toxic chemicals.5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts explains one of those if you are sitting on/couch you're probably sitting on a pound of toxic chemicals. cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts explains one of those chemicals was banned decades ago. >> so in the '70s, every child in america was wearing pajamas that were like 10% by weight chemical. >> reporter: after she discovered the common flame retardant with a carcinogen actually changed dna public
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outrage prompted 9 chemical industry to remove it from children's clothing. but the same chemical is in your couch. in order it comply with a 1970s california flammability regulation every couch sold in california contains chemical flame retardants but a joint study released out of uc- berkeley and duke found 94% of couches nationwide also contain the chemicals. >> the public should know that tdcpp is on furniture to slow fire spread. >> reporter: the industry defends the use of flame retardants. >> tdcpp and other flame retardant have been reviewed by regulators and found to be safe at levels people are typically exposed to them. >> reporter: bloom says that's not true. in addition to the concerns from the epa, prop 65 warning labels were slapped on all california couches after it was added to the state's list of cancer-causing chemicals and linked to developmental issues in children and since the chemicals in your couch migrate and settle in dust, studies
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found high levels in toddlers, breast milk and babies. >> people don't realize foods, drugs and pesticides are regulated. but chemicals in our furniture and baby products the epa doesn't have the authority to regulate them and they end up in our bodies just the same. >> reporter: now, there's really no way to know which chemicals are in your couch because there are no labeling requirements and the chemical industry is not required to prove a chemical is safe before it hits the market. so the best way to reduce your exposure is to wash your hands frequently, mop dust and vacuum with a hepa filter. tonight's ride home should be easier for commuters than the ride in. this was the scene in the north bay where rain poured through the morning rush. heavy rain and winds made it rough for people trying to get to work in san francisco. many people were walking without umbrellas. but there was some beauty from all that soaking.
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this giant rainbow appeared late this morning in san jose just as the storm clouds began to part and the sun came out. gorgeous! >> not a double rainbow. any flooding is nothing compared to what we'll see. >> there is the potential. we had rain today, friday, another soaker on sunday. after a while it compounds causing problems so enjoy the break while we have it and boy do we have it in the south bay. we have some clear skies in san jose as we are about 20 minutes after sunset. it's getting darker over san francisco but with the golden gate in the background was a much calmer afternoon than morning. it was rocking and rolling this morning. cbs 5 hi-def doppler the strongest radar in the perfect position to track these storms especially the one that move in from the north like we are going to see tomorrow. watch out north bay. you will be the first up getting that heavy rainfall. by tomorrow evening, you're going to see some heavy rainfall north of the golden gate. petaluma total rainfall by sunday 6 to 9" of rain. that's a lot. san francisco, 3 to 6" of
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rainfall by sunday. only a little bit of that fell today. consumer report 3 to 5." -- concord, 3 to 5." and palo alto, 2 to 5" of rainfall by sunday. so there's a lot of moisture still to come. here's the satellite review right now. the one thing that make stick out is these are -- are these counterclockwise swirls offshore. that's a huge area of low pressure and that's key to this entire wet scenario because it's making a wall. it's building a wall in the atmosphere and all of this tropical moisture is hitting this wall and can't go north up to alaska or british columbia. it's being shoved by the low pressure to the west coast to us northern california and the bay area. so all that moisture getting steered toward one spot and we are that one spot. we are going to see heavy rainfall from thursday evening through sunday afternoon. so urban small stream flooding that floods parking lots and roads, yes, that's very likely especially over the weekend.
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big rivers, likely not to flood and the reason, it's november and they are running low so it would take a lot of rainfall to get them to flood stage and i don't think that's going to happen this time. mid-60s tomorrow. san jose 65. livermore 65. san francisco 63. san rafael 64. so we have a break in the action until tomorrow evening. then when the rain starts it's going to be with us for a while. friday, saturday and sunday. if you're pining for some sunshine, next week looks oh, so much drier in the mid-60s. so we know it's going to end by sunday afternoon. between now and then, we have a lot of rain. >> hold on. >> it's going to be a wet bumpy ride. >> thank you. we do it for fitness. now a warning for runners. how it could actually be hazardous to your health. >> and paying tribute to a friend lost to lung cancer. from coast to coast. running may be bad for u do i the message they are sending from coast to coast.
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and for too many years. a new report in the british running may actually be bad for your health if you do it too fast too far and for too many years. a new report in the british journal "heart" studied more than 50,000 people over three decades. the findings seemed to suggest among long-time runners there's no mortality benefit to run more than 20 to 25 miles a week. running more than 8 miles an hour caused extra wear on the heart. and what are a newborn's chances of obesity later in life? researchers have a formula to calculate the risk looking at birth weight, the mother's professional status and whether she smoked during pregnancy. a third of u.s. teens are overweight or obese. early prevention is key to avoiding obesity. a bay area athlete's battle with lung cancer has inspired a unique journey. and 8 million facebook followers to raise awareness and money to fight the
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disease. dr. kim mulvihill with the story. reporter: cal grad jill costello was just 22 when see died from lung cancer in 2010. but it's how she lived that lives on. >> i do think that last year of jill's life although it was her most difficult and most challenging, you know, in many ways it could be the best year of her life. she did so many wonderful amazing things and truly lived life to its fullest. >> up here. >> reporter: best friends since kindergarten in san francisco, jill costello and kelsey harrison now share another bond. >> i'm using my lungs to run from new york city to san francisco. >> reporter: the 24-year-old harvard grad is spreading a simple message. anyone can get lung cancer. even nonsmokers like jill. >> the reason that i'm doing this is for jill and so i have that drive and i think she is watching out for us and making sure we make it to the end
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safely. >> reporter: kelsey took off from times square on july 30th and has spent four months on the road. >> go, giants! > >> reporter: at the wheel, sydney ford who road crew with jill at cal. >> that's probably what i miss the most having that person to go with you saying you can do this. >> reporter: when jill lost her hair to chemo sydney was by her side. >> if you are losing your hair how about i cut off 8" of mine and we do it together. >> reporter: now sydney is here cheering kelsey on. >> one, two, three. >> reporter: it's another day -- >> all right. friend. >> reporter: on another road with another 30 miles to go. each step brings her closer to her goal and closer to home. >> i have had faith in you from the day were you born that something was going to challenge you and that you would carry on with it. [ pause ]
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>> i'm proud to be your mother. >> reporter: jill's parents are also proud. >> so jill, she had incredible friends and think part of it was that she saw greatness in her friends. and i think that she felt it and she believed in them so they believed in themselves and they are living up to it. >> i think it's just incredible that a young person would take the time out of her life to do something like this, set her life aside. >> reporter: as for what kelcey would say to jill. >> i would thank her. i think this is her gift to me. [ crying ] >> and... just tell her i miss her. i hope we're making her proud. >> reporter: she is set to cross the golden gate bridge this saturday december 1 on jill's 25th birthday. she will be joined in her last lap by at least 100 runners escorted by the san francisco fire department and welcomed home with a fire boat water
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display at crissy field. everyone is invited that afternoon. >> oh. >> so we should look for them coming from sausalito into the city? >> from sausalito. >> and about what time? i know they time these things. >> they think they will be on the bridge around 2:30. probably crissy field 3: 30. the fire boat display around 3:30 or 4:00. >> what a sight. >> it will be fabulous. >> thank you. >> stay with us. we'll be right back. what happened the night the deepwater horizon exploded? was it an accident or a crime? a bp supervisor charged with manslaughter speaks for the first time. you will hear him tonight on the "cbs evening news." ,,,,
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for the 6:00 news. a familiar sight here latel: storms, pushing our aging ps orm drains beyond i'm dana king. here's what we're working on for the 6:00 news. a familiar sight here lately storms pushing our aging pipes and storm drains beyond their limits. the failing grade for the bay area's intrastructure and the warning tonight if we don't pay to fix it now. and beware of those great hotel deals online. the new reason to carefully check out the fine print before you book. that and more at 6:00. >> "cbs evening news with scott pelley" is coming up next. captions by: caption colorado >> pelley: tonight, was it an accident or a crime? three men go before a judge in the b.p. disaster. mark strassmann looks at the charges and talks to a victim. will income taxes rise next month? >> it's too important for washington to screw this up.

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